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The Peruvian government declared a state of emergency for 30 days throughout the country.


The Peruvian government this Wednesday declared a state of emergency for the whole country for 30 days, which implies the suspension of assembly rights, the inviolability of the house and freedom of transit, while evaluating the possibility of declaring a curfew.

“Approved the declaration of a state of emergency for the whole country due to acts of vandalism and violence, the seizure of highways and roads that are already functioning stably and are being controlled by the National Police and the Armed Forces Is.” Defense Minister Alberto Otarola said in a statement to the press.

The government ordered the measure following recent days of demonstrations and riots in various parts of the country, which have so far confirmed the deaths of seven protesters and injured more than a hundred police officers.

“A forceful response and authority is required from the government,” the minister said in a brief communication in the forecourt of the Government Palace during a meeting of the Council of Ministers.

In a few hours a national state of emergency for 30 days would be made official in a special edition of the official newspaper El Peruano, meaning that Peru’s National Police maintains control of internal order. Armed Forces Support.

Otarola said, “I want to remember that the declaration of a national emergency means the suspension of the rights of assembly, the inviolability of the home, freedom of transit, freedom of assembly.”

The measure is motivated “so that citizens can have security and certainty that we are controlling the internal order and then we are going to ensure free transit and peace for all citizens,” he said, adding that it is essential Protecting strategic infrastructure to ensure peace and well-being of citizens.

He said that there is also a possibility of imposing curfew but they have to define the legal framework of the rule.

The protests that have taken place in recent days, especially in the south of the country, demand the convocation of a Constituent Assembly, the progress of elections, the shutdown of Congress, the resignation of President Dina Boluaarte and the release of former President Pedro Castillo, many remained in custody for years. Seven days after the failed self-coup.

This Monday, protesters attacked the airport and a dairy plant in Arequipa, the country’s second city. This Tuesday, protesters occupied a gas plant in the department of Cuzco and there have been many roadblocks, looting of shops or setting fire to public institutions in different parts of the country.

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